We have done a pretty thorough video review on the Breath jacket from Dynafit. Check it out below (and forgive us for pronouncing it breathe rather than breath). To sum up, this jacket is ideal for specific conditions, namely: warmish, not too windy days in the backcountry when you are wearing a pack and working pretty hard. The mesh back works great to keep you cool and the multi-fabric design is well thought-out and functional. Shoulder/upper arm areas are water-proof and the remainder of the jacket (or most of it) is a softshell fabric. Like many products from Dynafit, the Breath jacket takes a little getting used to, then you slowly grow to appreciate the thinking, and style, behind it. Then you can’t see how you did without it. Be aware that the sizing is European so go big. I am a large and I went for an extra large (52) which fits me perfectly.
Price: $189 CDN (Approx )
Material: Durastretch High Tension, Side insert: Stormwall Alpine
Size: S, M, L, XL
Makes wearer look like a European athlete. Great fit and function on warm days. Cool front pockets.
The silver colour option tends to get dirty pretty quick.
Fit / Mobility 2/2
Quality / Price 1.5/2
This is only our opinion. Do you disagree? Did we miss something? Are we totally out to lunch? Join the discussion in the forums here, and let us know what you think. People like/dislike gear for different reasons so chime in and we'll get a well-rounded evaluation. Check back mid-season to see how our review stands up to our in-the-field testing - Andrew.
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